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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Feb 23 2011 17:17
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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
Power on Green Data Center News

Data centers, renewable energy thrive in Iowa


Smart decisions can help Iowa’s economy grow. That’s the lesson of Facebook’s Altoona data center. The factors that got Facebook’s attention are also drawing Microsoft, Google and Amazon to central Iowa.

Data Center Customers Want More Clean Energy Options


Today, renewable energy as core part of a company’s data center strategy makes more sense than ever, and not only because it looks good as part of a corporate sustainability strategy. The price of renewable energy has come down enough over the last several years to be competitive with energy generated by burning coal or natural gas, but there’s another business advantage to the way most large-scale renewable energy purchase deals are structured today.

Facebook stocks data center with phones from yesteryear - Cnet


The world's largest social network needs its app to work on all our phones -- not just brand-new, top-of the line iPhones and Androids. CNET traveled to the company's Oregon data center to see how it's done.

The Environmental Impact of the Data-Center Industry


Data-center operations managers love to talk about energy systems—or, more specifically, efficiency in their use of energy systems. The fact that companies increasingly foreground this sustainability information when engaging with journalists demonstrates a growing public interest in The Cloud’s environmental impact.

Digital Realty Buys Wind Energy for Its Entire US Colocation Footprint


Digital Realty Trust has become the third major US-based data center provider to buy enough renewable energy to offset 100 percent of its US colocation data center power consumption.

Race to the Future!

Brexit: No excuse to ?go back to year zero? on climate


As the UK?s vote to leave the European Union sends shockwaves across the world, green groups warn the move cannot be an excuse to ?go back to year zero on environmental protection?.

Climate?s coral killers move in swiftly


Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swathes of colourful corals.

World celebrates Pope?s words as faith groups shift into action


The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis? groundbreaking encyclical on ecology, ?Laudato Si?, and much of those celebrations are focused on taking climate action.

Brexit costs to be counted in health & climate impacts


The UK public will head to the polls next week, in a ?climate referendum? that could see it turn its back on decades of progress on environmental issues, including climate change and air pollution.

Arctic melting feeds on itself


Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

Climate Change Headlines

A world map of subsidies for renewable energy and fossil fuels


Source: Financial Times - The extent to which fossil fuels and renewable energy sources enjoy public support through subsidy has become a highly charged subject in continuing discussions about how to curb climate change.

Weather disasters raise conflict risk in multi-ethnic nations: study


Source: Reuters - Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday.

Duterte: addressing climate change is ‘top priority’ for Philippines


Source: Climate Home - Addressing the nation, Duterte softens position on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but insists industrialization comes first

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change


Source: IPS - No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central, critical role in combating climate change.

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in climate change battle


Source: Guardian - The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China’s huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants, like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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